Hard to say when the inspirational process of drawings and sketches will be all done by a computer, as it happens in many other markets, even the most creative ones such as music but this video has a great historic perspective of fashion design and it’s short. Recommended! 🙂
Today I was searching for some real good content to share with you girls and I made a great discovery while looking for the Future of Fashion. The discovery is the Centre for Sustainable Fashion of the London College of Fashion.
They have a great project called Visioning Fashion in 2025 in a partnership with Levi Strauss and other investors. From the site’s headlines: “Fashion Futures presents four vivid scenarios of the world of 2025 and the role of the fashion industry, helping companies around the globe navigate the ever-changing challenge of developing sustainable business.”
The Four scenarios developed by the project were: Slow is Beautiful, Community Couture, Techno-Chic and Patchwork Planet.
The project is very consistent and you can also download a huge pdf file from the site with tons of informations and lovely insights!
All the important things were considered in the researches: “The scenarios take account of the key factors that are already affecting the industry and will bring profound change over the next 15 years. They are designed as a tool to challenge companies’ strategies, inspire them with new opportunities and help them plan for the future.”
I found it inspiring, complete but not complex and with that great positive attitude that every inspiring project have. I will definitively try to take a deep study and learn a lot with this beautiful project.
Today I was searching for more relevant content about fashion tips and I found this great video of the Teen Vogue Handbook. Although some may think it’s silly, even if you’re a “grown up” like me, you should pay attention to teen fashion.
It’s unlikely that formal fashion industry will ever change as much as teen fashion industry and if you’re not connected, you may turn up to be as boring as a last season dress.
The interview was recorded with Amy Astley, the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue which was released in January, 2003. Prior to Teen Vogue, Amy was a beauty editor of Vogue and… no, she didn’t work with Anna Wintour. You’ll find LOTS of great interviews of her and she’s definitively a person to follow! I’ll try to select some nice content about her and post here soon. The view is dated 2009, you may think it’s a bit old but I can guarantee it’s great and actual.
I LUVED when she comments “it’s not like going to medical school” – yeap! That’s what I was talking about earlier: the fashion career is full of opportunity and there’s not only one path to follow or one behavior to everyone and that’s WONDERFUL you can really choose an original way to start your career BUT always with a lot of responsibility and focus (EYES ON THE PRIZE, GIRLS!)
Pay attention to the little girls 🙂